NFP has had little impact, IFP claims

2011-10-19 14:04
Durban - The formation of the National Freedom Party had affected only a few branches of the Inkatha Freedom Party, it said on Wednesday.

"We had a meeting with the branches last Friday and most branches are in good standing," said IFP national organiser Albert Mncwango.

The party had recently discovered that only a few of its branches had been affected by the formation of the NFP earlier this year, he said.

The NFP was formed by IFP members a few months before the May 18 local government elections, after campaigns for positions in the IFP turned ugly.

As a result, the IFP gained an outright majority in only two municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. It controlled 29 municipalities before the elections.


NFP spokesperson Zanele Cele said the IFP’s claim it had not been affected by NFP formation was just pure propaganda.

"They (IFP) would not have lost so many municipalities if they were not affected. Our members are also not going back to the IFP," she said.

However, Mncwango said the IFP was welcoming back people "in big numbers".

"They were misled and we are welcoming them back. We have an open door policy."

He said the IFP expected to have a lot of delegates at its next elective conference, which is expected to take place before the end of the year.

It was supposed to have been held in July 2009, but has been postponed several times.

The delays were to allow the party's KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng structures to hold their provincial elective conferences.

Mncwango said most branches were ready to go to the conference.

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